Gridium Camp: Park City, UT

Every three months, my company holds an all-hands meeting in an interesting part of the USA. I’ve heartily enjoyed the three other camps I’ve been to, and this one promised to be no different. The location: Park City, Utah.

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We went there in March, after a particularly warm winter, so there wasn’t much snow left. The temperature was comfortable, and the scenery was gorgeous.

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The primary reason we were here was to hold meetings, so we borrowed a house big enough to hold all of us. The place was amazing, probably the best I’ve seen for a group this size.

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One of our number had a pregnant wife who was due at the same time as Camp, so we MacGyvered together a way for him to be with us. I scotch-taped the wide-angle lens I have for my phone on top of a laptop webcam, plugged in a condenser microphone, and Skyped him in. It worked perfectly: he could see the whole room, and we could all see his smiling face. We were all kind of surprised how well it worked.

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We weren’t all business, though. One morning we headed out at 5:30 to climb a local mountain. We quickly reached the snow line, and some of us found out we had packed entirely the wrong sort of shoes.

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Here the wide-angle lens comes in handy again.

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We reached the summit, and made it back with 5 minutes left before the business started up again.

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Before we knew it, it was time to head home again. Here’s how I let Becky and the kids know I was all packed and ready to go.

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…and that I’d be seeing them soon.

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Another fun trip, although once again unfortunately without Becky. Hopefully she’ll come along to the next one.

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